News Brief 12/13/2011, Kislev 17, 5772
PLO Flag Raised at UNESCO in France
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas attended a flag raising ceremony at the offices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris, France in which the flag of the PLO / PA was raised. The event was held following the acceptance of the Palestinian Authority as a member of UNESCO. The red, black, white and green PLO flag is used by the PA as an official flag of the state of Palestine. It is almost identical to the flag of the Baath Party in Syria and similar to the flag of Jordan except without a star.